BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – More than $26 million was raised for area non-profits through the return of this year's Boston Marathon.
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) said $26.6 million was raised for more than 200 organizations through the 125th Boston Marathon, which took place on October 11.
This year’s amount includes donations raise through the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program and the John Hancock Non-Project Program. In addition, 2,106 fundraising athletes also helped garner the funds by running as fundraising athletes.
B.A.A. President and CEO Tom Grilk said the marathon marked the return of both the race and a celebratory fundraising milestone.
“At the B.A.A., we take great pride in helping our city and community come together for the greater good,” Grilk said. “We applaud and congratulate participants who raised such crucial funds for causes near and dear to their hearts.”
Every year, the B.A.A. provides associated organizations with invitational entries into the Boston Marathon. Each non-profit directly manages its own application process, athlete selection and fundraising minimums, deadlines and requirements.
The B.A.A. will notify organizations who have been chosen to participate in the next marathon in the upcoming weeks. The 126th Boston Marathon is scheduled for April 18, 2022. It will be the first race held on Patriots’ Day is three years.